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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 4, 2011
A Berkeley County woman will plead guilty to two felony counts of child neglect and will testify against her co-defendant in a case involving the abuse of the man’s two children last year, under an agreement discussed during a hearing Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Karen S. Boback, 44, and her boyfriend, Jesse A. Lafferty, 33, both of 292 Labonte Drive, were indicted in February on felony charges of child abuse causing serious bodily injury, gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury or death, and conspiracy.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 26, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A grand jury seated in Martinsburg last week named the following people in indictments to begin the February term of circuit court in Berkeley County. Arraignments are scheduled to begin on Friday. Those indicted include: o Davaun A. Ambush, 19, of 36 Mable Lane in Martinsburg, W.Va., on counts of first-degree robbery and conspiracy in September 2008. o Steven M. Askin, 60, of 412 S. Raleigh St., Apt. 2B, in Martinsburg, on 11 counts of the practice of law without a license within a year of the finding of the indictment decided Thursday.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | February 27, 2004
HERSHEY, Pa. - The boy who suffered a severe arm injury after being struck by an SUV in the front yard of his Williamsport home Sunday was listed in fair condition at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center Thursday, a center spokeswoman said. Monte Jones, a Williamsport councilman and the father of Tyler Jones, 12, said his son has had several surgical procedures at the medical center during the week, and that, despite concerns from authorities, his arm did not have to be amputated. On Sunday, a Jeep Cherokee hopped a curb at 6:15 p.m., struck Tyler Jones and pinned him on the ground in the front yard of his 215 Artizan St. home, deputies said.
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November 6, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An aggravated assault charge has been filed against a Waynesboro woman who police have accused of throwing her cat at a dog warden. Waynesboro police allege Aimee Thorsen, of 604 Clayton Ave., threw the cat in the passenger's side window of the vehicle operated by Pennsylvania Dog Law Enforcement Officer Georgia Martin on Oct. 22. The cat's rabies vaccination history was being investigated because it bit someone the day before, Police Chief Ray Shultz said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2011
The mother of a 2-month old boy who died in December 2010 from blunt force trauma to the head and her boyfriend were indicted Wednesday by a Berkeley County grand jury on multiple charges. Jessica Lynn Skupnick, 23, of 192 Butterfly Lane, Hedgesville, W.Va., and Dominic Michael Hall, 19, who is incarcerated at Eastern Regional Jail, were both indicted on two felony counts of death of a child by a parent, custodian or guardian, single counts of child neglect resulting in death, gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury and conspiracy, according to their indictments, which were released by Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely's office.
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By HEATHER KEELS | November 11, 2008
BOONSBORO - Police say a Boonsboro man was driving under the influence of alcohol Saturday when he struck another vehicle, fled from police and struck a woman, according to charging documents filed in Washington County District Court. Michael Anthony Yeagy, 48, of 234 S. Main St., faces 13 traffic charges, including DUI, attempting to elude police and failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, according to court records. Boonsboro Police Officer Shawn M. Faith wrote that at about 7 p.m., he saw Yeagy accelerate his pickup truck into the back of another vehicle headed east on North Main Street, then back off. The truck also crossed the center line at least five times, Faith wrote.
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July 3, 2012
A head injury to a 22-month-old girl last month led police to charge a 23-year-old woman with abuse and neglect, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Krystal Lynn McLaughlin of no fixed address was arraigned Monday by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on two counts of child abuse resulting in injury, one count of child neglect creating risk of injury and one count of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, according to court documents. Police said in court documents that McLaughlin admitted to striking the girl's buttocks area four times with a laptop computer power cord on June 18 while her husband was at work.
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May 4, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Shoot first and ask questions later might be the first impulse of some who are victims of a break-in. But if the situation isn't life-threatening, use of deadly force, which could cause death or serious bodily injury, isn't justifiable, according to laws in the Tri-State area. In Maryland, a person is allowed to use "reasonable force" to protect themselves and their home, said Hagerstown attorney John Salvatore.
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By DON AINES | April 4, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man charged with attempted homicide and arson was ruled incompetent to stand trial during a Thursday competency hearing before Judge Douglas Herman in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. Dr. John Hume, a forensic psychiatrist, testified at the hearing that Laverne Z. Zimmerman has a mental disorder that prevents him from being able to assist in his own defense. Herman ordered Zimmerman to undergo 60 days of in-patient treatment at Mayview State Hospital "as soon as a bed is available.
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By DON AINES | June 7, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 20-year-old Hedgesville, W.Va., woman was sentenced Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to a maximum of 50 years in state prison for the 2008 death of her infant son. Judge Gray Silver III of the 23rd Judicial Circuit sentenced Monica W. Boggs to 40 years for death of a child by a parent, custodian, guardian or other person by child abuse in the death of 7-month-old Skylar Boggs, who died Aug. 20, 2008, of injuries he...
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